When it comes to protecting your hospital's mobile network, you can either pay now, or pay later.
Now that the federal government plans to charge some states a fee to use Healthcare.gov, officials in those states are trying to decide how they want to manage certain functions of their health insurance marketplaces and are considering collaborating with other states, the National Journal reports.
America's Health Insurance Plans is flexing its lobbying muscle in an effort to galvanize 2 million Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to convince the federal government not to cut their benefits, according to an announcement from the Coalition for Medicare Choices.
As policymakers create and update rules for health plan network adequacy, they would be wise to look to the tools of social network analysis to guide their efforts, experts write in a post for the Health Affairs blog.
A Senator from Maine is proposing the state provide more public funding for methadone clinics in order to effectively treat opiate addiction, according to the Portland Press Herald.
About 1 percent of physicians account for almost one-third (32 percent) of all malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians, according to an analysis of 10 years' worth of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank published in the New England Journal of Medicine. What's more, the researchers discovered that many of these claims can be attributed to a small number of repeat offenders.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services explained how it arrived at the 2016 star ratings in a report describing its methodology for calculating overall hospital quality
Warning of the "explosive pandemic potential" of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, health officials said the United States and other countries need to fund and enact several measures to try to head off spread of the virus.
Just as medical marijuana laws vary from state to state, so too do programs' effectiveness in meeting patient needs, according to a new report.
If the plaintiffs prevail in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reductions, House v. Burwell, it could cause significant disruption to the ACA's non-group insurance marketplaces, according to a new report from the Urban Institute